Aromas of grilled almonds and lime-leaf tea with notes of wax preced rich, luxurious flavors on the palate, balanced by precise minerality. The finish is particularly long and intense, and this wine can age for 10-15 years.
Vinous 92 points - (from vines at the northern end of the same east-facing slope from which the Menetrieres is made; all of the Ferret crus come from vineyards situated between 250 and 280 meters above sea level, according to Braccini): Bright medium yellow. Knockout, highly complex nose combines yellow fruits and crushed chalk complicated by a subtle suggestion of oak char and lifted by a floral topnote. Less delicate and fine-grained than the Menetrieres but with more brawn and thrust. This juicy, tactile wine mounts slowly and lingers impressive on the back end. Needs at least a few years of aging. Remarkably strong for the vintage.
Situated in the northern Fuisse region, bordering on the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly vineyard of just under one hectare lies on an east-facing slope. Old vines of an average 50 years old are planted along a narrow band of pearly slabs of fossilized oyster shells that twist their way between Fuisse and Pouilly, which give this wine a linear, mineral character. There is deep, limestone-rich silt and clay containing a few stones, as well. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, of which 20% are new, and is followed by a period of six months’ aging on fine lees.
|Pair with fish or white meat, such veal, in sauce.
|Situated in the heart of Fuisse, Domaine Ferret has long been a producer of top Pouilly-Fuisse cuvees, based on a winemaking approach that spotlights the estate’s top terroirs.